Skip to main content

About me

Starting on January 1, 2011, the owners of the law firms of McKeighan Pierce PC (est. 2003) and DiCarlo Caserta & Phelps PLLC (est. 2005) combined their practices into a new and more dynamic firm known as DiCarlo Caserta McKeighan & Phelps PLC. The new firm marries a strong complex litigation practice with an established business transactions and estate planning practice, while maintaining an emphasis on personal relationships that are fostered in a small firm setting. The litigation practice emphasizes complex commercial litigation, contingent commercial litigation (including accounting malpractice matters), and personal injury matters. The transactional practice focuses on businesses and business owners, including contracts, business sales and purchases, entity formation and governance, real estate and other asset transactions, and estate and succession planning.

Jace McKeighan is a native of upstate New York and Vermont. Prior to attending Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, he worked as a corporate paralegal in New York City for two years. Upon graduating from law school in 1994, Mr. McKeighan served as a confidential law clerk to the Honorable Scott D. Keller of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas in Reading, PA, where he drafted the trial court opinion in Pennsyvlania v. Sattazahn that was upheld by the United States Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in January 2003. Before moving to Arizona in 1997, Mr. McKeighan worked as an associate for two years with the Poughkeepsie, New York firm of McCabe & Mack, LLP, concentrating in commercial transactions and litigation, employment discrimination defense, and insurance defense. He continued his practice in commercial litigation, transactions and personal injury law with the Arizona firms of Beus, Gilbert & Devitt and Grant Williams, P.C.

Mr. McKeighan is admitted to practice in the states of Arizona and New York, and in the Federal District Court for the District of Arizona and the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of New York. He is a lifetime member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and a member the American Bar Association, the Business Law and Estate Law sections of the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association, and the Scottsdale Bar Association.

Mr. McKeighan resides in north Scottsdale with his wife and three children. He is a volunteer with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.


Photos and videos

398618 1307491809

398618 1307491752

398618 1307491715

398618 1307491585

Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 25%
    21 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 25%
    21 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    21 years
  4. Corporate: 15%
    21 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Jace. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ronee F Korbin Steiner

    Without any hesitation, I endorse this attorney. I trust him immensely. He is extremely knowledgeable in his area of practice and any client should feel confident with his ability to assist him or her with their estate planning work. In family law, which is my area of practice, clients often have needs to work with an estate planning lawyer to ensure his or her post divorce interests are secured and to protect rights of children. I refer all such clients to Jace and it gives me relief for the sake of the client.


    Ronee Steiner Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

McKeighan Pierce PC

6900 East Camelback Road
Suite 240
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251-8056

DiCarlo Caserta McKeighan & Phelps PLC

6900 East Camelback Road
Suite 250
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251



AZActive 199707/03/2016
NYCurrently registered 199507/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberDiCarlo Caserta McKeighan & Phelps PLC2011 - Present
ShareholderMcKeighan Pierce PC2003 - Present
AttorneyGrant Wiliams1998 - 2003
AttorneyBeus Gilbert1997 - 1998
AttorneyMcCabe & Mack1995 - 1997
Judicial Law ClerkBerks County Court of Common Pleas - Judge Scott D. Keller1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
McDowell Sonoran ConservancySteward2010 - Present
The Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2000 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1997 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Williams v. Joseph Dillon & Co.Defendant's Motion to Compel Denied
Caldwell v. Arter & HaddenDenial of Defendants' Demurrer Affirmed
Griffin v. Maricopa CountyJury Verdict of $1.5 Million
See all legal cases 
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1994
Franklin and Marshall CollegeAmerican StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Scottsdale CLE RoundtableArizona LLC Essentials2011